Version 16 (modified by akaihola, 8 years ago) (diff)

Added snapboard supported features and notes about the notify feature and the base for feature conclusions.

Django Forum Apps Comparison

Yvan Seth's blog entry Django Forum Software from December 2007 lists a few well-known discussion forum applications for Django. This page continues on the same tracks and tries to gather a comparison of essential features in those applications.

Features currently evaluated
Feature Description
demo If the application has a public demo site, a link and login/password are given.
guest-post Visitors can post messages without registration.
notify An administrator can be notified by E-mail and/or SMS about new messages. Note that this feature should be trivial to add to most apps with signals and external code only.
moderate It's possible to hide new messages until they are approved by an administrator.

Summary of major Django forum/discussion apps and their support for the above features
Application Author(s) demo guest-post notify moderate
contrib.comments Django authors ? yes no? ?
comment-utils James Bennett ? ? ? ?
django-threadedcomments Eric Florenzano ? yes yes yes
django-forum Ross Poulton ? no patch no
counterpoint Colin Grady ? no no no
Django Forum Jonathan Buchanan guest/guest no no no
snapboard Bo Shi, JW Mayfield ? no no no
MyghtyBoard Piotr Malinski ? ? ? ?
Sphene Herbert Poul ? yes * reg * no *
Zyons Ian Holsman? ? ? ? ?
Column headings and * symbols reveal verbose descriptions when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

This page was originally created by akaihola. There's a django-users thread about this page. I'll update information posted on that thread to this page.

Most of my conclusions about supported features are based on reading the code, not on actually testing the apps. Please make correction in case I missed something.


Jonathan Buchanan: django-discussion is not actively maintained or developed at this time (parts of it were extracted into Django MPTT) – django-threadedcomments looks like a more complete and feature-rich implementation of the type of functionality it provided, so I've removed discussion and put threadedcomments in its place.

To do

Ideas for making this page better:

  • add column for supported Django versions/revisions/branches
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